February 08, 2016
Underwear will soon be advising wearers on how to take care of their bodies.
January 19, 2016
A new line of Japanese-designed budget smartphones from Singaporean start-up Gooute Pte. Ltd. will hit the global market this spring costing as little as $80 (9,000 yen).
January 08, 2016
Softbank Corp., complying with government instructions, will become Japan’s first major cellphone service provider to offer a monthly smartphone plan under 5,000 yen ($42),...
December 04, 2015
For those who can't put their smartphones down even in the bathroom or at the dinner table, a new model will soon hit the market that can be cleaned with soap and water.
October 14, 2015
In the shadow of 333-meter Tokyo Tower, Japan's first solar power-based charging station for smartphones and other mobile devices is now an electrical lifeline for...
September 22, 2015
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. of Taiwan is considering collaborating with Apple Inc. to buy Sharp Corp.’s struggling liquid crystal display (LCD) business, once the...
September 03, 2015
Sony Corp. in autumn will release the world’s first smartphone featuring a 4K-resolution display and a more powerful camera.
August 28, 2015
The Japanese expression “bukiyo” (clumsy) has a negative connotation, but it can also be used to imply something positive. The latter usage came into prominence after the...
August 26, 2015
Shimizu Corp. and IBM Japan Ltd. jointly developed a smartphone app to help visually impaired people navigate stairs, corridors, doors and other obstacles in buildings and...
August 21, 2015
In time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, free apps will help wheelchair users find optimal routes when moving between airports and competition venues.
July 27, 2015
In a bid to get foreign tourists to spend more, the economy ministry is developing a smartphone scanning system that provides product information in English and other languages.
July 25, 2015
As a disaster-preparedness step, the Japan Mountain Guides Association began providing real-time weather information on July 25 to encourage climbers to register their names...
June 12, 2015
A “second boom” in Internet on-demand video-streaming services has everyone clamoring for a piece of the action.
May 27, 2015
Teijin Ltd. said it will begin sales June 1 of the PaperBeacon, the world’s first surface-based authentication sheet that allows the sharing of information to specified users ...
April 27, 2015
The number of users reading comic books via smartphone apps is rapidly increasing, playing a big part in the nation's digital book market.
April 08, 2015
A university president has dialed up an Internet storm by telling students smartphones are making them dumb, and they should ditch them or get out of his university.
April 06, 2015
BEIJING--Once considered the biggest international pirate of intellectual property rights and a leading market of fake products, China now tops the world in terms of patent...
March 18, 2015
After years of scoffing at the threat from smartphones, Nintendo Co. is doing an about-face and entering an alliance with Japanese mobile game company DeNA Co. to develop games ...
March 09, 2015
The first official "One Piece" game app was released in China in January for iPhones and Android-based smartphones.
March 03, 2015
Fujitsu Ltd. has developed technology that enables smartphone users to unlock their mobile devices by simply looking at them, the company said March 2.